Screen goes black right after Biden says he’ll be ‘happy’ to take questions

President Joe Biden has taken increased criticism lately for not taking many questions from the press, or from anyone for that matter. To say it’s a shocking contrast from his predecessor would be an enormous understatement.

According to the Washington Examiner, speculation that Biden’s handlers are purposely shielding him from the press grew stronger last week, as Biden told a group of Democratic lawmakers that he would take questions right after he was done addressing him, only to see the White House immediately pull the feed down when it was question time.

The video feed of the incident immediately went viral, racking up millions of views and leaving many scratching their heads trying to determine why he would say he would take questions only to then hit those who were watching with a blank screen.

The mysterious incident came in the wake of Biden being questioned for not yet holding a presidential news conference, even though he’s been in the White House just shy of two months. His failure to hold a presser actually set a record, becoming the first president in 100 years to go so long without addressing the media.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki was drilled by reporters with regard to her boss shying away from holding an unscripted press conference, which is a fair question given the number of issues currently facing this country. She promised that it would happen soon.

“He will hold a solo press conference, but I don’t have a date for you at this point in time.” She would later add that the president would hold a press conference before the end of March, as The Hill reported.

Psaki also attempted to defend the 46th president, telling reporters that it should be understandable why he hasn’t committed to a presser as of yet, given the COVID-19 vaccination rollout and other issues with which he’s currently tackling.

Only time will tell if Biden follows through on his promise to take questions before the end of March. If it does happen, be sure to have your screen-recording app ready, because it’ll undoubtedly generate a few laughs.